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Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:31 pm
by junebug
effisk wrote:
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:40 pm
Here's my setup on a rideengine harness:

The metal ring has no use except hooking the kite leash when I'm not using it.

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I trade it for a regular hook harness from time to time as I enjoy surfing unhooked in cross shore wind.
What sized ring did you go with? I can see 20 X 1 in the picture, but not sure if anything else comes after the 1.

Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:25 pm
by Jefe
Has anyone tried modifying the end of a fireball connector to work with a rope harness? seems like it would be a pretty good QR for a surf system if your replaced the fireball dongle with a short piece of amsteel spliced to a small antal ring on a rope spreader bar.

Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:38 pm
by knotwindy
I have a friend who has been using a similar setup for about 4 months. The Fireball connector just goes to a SS ring on the slider rope. No Antal/Amstel. He loves it but shortened up the slider rope so it would not go quite so far to the hip. No problems so far, seems to work fine just watching him ride. Practice releases worked fine as well.

Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:51 pm
by iriejohn
Jefe wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:25 pm
Has anyone tried modifying the end of a fireball connector to work with a rope harness? seems like it would be a pretty good QR for a surf system if your replaced the fireball dongle with a short piece of amsteel spliced to a small antal ring on a rope spreader bar.
I have a Fireball connector but it works no better than I have now and is also longer. So it's on the reject shelf.

Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:13 am
by downunder
Why not trying this :

www.slingshotsports.com/Talon-Sentinel

It's cheap (well not for me in the AU), sturdy , and production quality.

Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:12 am
by pixelpedro
This is bar far my fav thread of all time.

I've been messing around with customizing one of my bars. It started trying to drop some weight from it and make it simpler - with the least amount of moving parts - and is working super good.

This is probably my favorite thread of all time.

Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:34 am
by topmick
I like your set up even though you don't have a safety line or leash, I like how you have the Oh Shit handels instead.
Imho, you could still improve by replacing the ss ring with a LFR.

Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:03 am
by fluidity
Just found this thread and love it.
I was using a mystic seat harness after an incident with my old waist harness riding up and squishing my ribs.
Liked the idea of a sliding attachment point though so last week I went back to my old windsurfing harness and:
1. Cut off the hook and smoothed it out.
2. Tied some strong cord in a loop around the outside of the inner belt loop slots.
3. 3D printed a double pulley.
4. Fitted pulley on a SS snapshackle swivel end with the sides of the loop inside the D Shackle end of the swivel snapshackle.
5. Fitted a short length of cord and double knot to the release pull pin.
6. Cut off the shoulder straps from an old kite bag and converted my waist harness to a seat harness.

Took me a session to not stuff up my angles jumping and landing.
Another few sessions and I would hate to be without it, it's revolutionised my wave riding, jumping and toeside riding. Toeside riding is super comfortable now and I can turn back down a wave and pull power to jump back over it on the other tack. 2 years at kiting and loving it!

Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:30 am
by kiterocky
pixelpedro wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:12 am
This is bar far my fav thread of all time.

I've been messing around with customizing one of my bars. It started trying to drop some weight from it and make it simpler - with the least amount of moving parts - and is working super good.

This is probably my favorite thread of all time.
Except for the quick release...wrong way...come on :jump:

Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:11 pm
by rynhardt
kiterocky wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:30 am
pixelpedro wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:12 am
This is bar far my fav thread of all time.

I've been messing around with customizing one of my bars. It started trying to drop some weight from it and make it simpler - with the least amount of moving parts - and is working super good.

This is probably my favorite thread of all time.
Except for the quick release...wrong way...come on :jump:
Personal preference, dude. :jump: